Coronavirus Outbreak: Tajikistan suspends all football games till 10 May in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Tajikistan, one of just a handful nations that had pressed ahead with a football season despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, said on Sunday it was suspending games until 10 May after the government decided to take fresh precautionary measures.

Reuters April 26, 2020 14:47:44 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tajikistan suspends all football games till 10 May in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Dushanbe: Tajikistan, one of just a handful nations that had pressed ahead with a football season despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, said on Sunday it was suspending games until 10 May after the government decided to take fresh precautionary measures.

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The suspension will take effect from Monday, the Tajik football federation said, with Sunday games still set to take place with no spectators, just like the previous matches.

Tajikistan, which borders China, has reported no coronavirus cases, although its ex-Soviet neighbours have confirmed hundreds. Cases of pneumonia and a suspected swine flu fatality have caused concern, however.

On Saturday, the Dushanbe government decided to close schools for two weeks and ban the exports of grains and pulses to ensure domestic supply.

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